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25 July 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Company veteran Charles Meyers has been appointed to the newly created position of president of strategy, services and innovation at Equinix.
"This is an important time in
Equinix's history as we build upon our nearly 20 years of
success and look to implement the initiatives that will guide
our success through the next 20 years and beyond. I look
forward to identifying key growth areas for the business and
directing our mission of being a strategic partner to
businesses as they navigate the dynamic requirements of an
increasingly 'cloud-first' world," said Meyer.
In his new role, Meyer is responsible for leading the
strategic business teams, and included within the strategy,
services and innovation unit are the office of the chief
technology officer, business development, product management
and product engineering. Their goal is to position Equinix for
future success by optimising the company’s
position as an enabler of cloud services, identifying key
growth areas as part of the company’s growth
strategy and evaluating key market, competitive and technology
trends and translating them into actionable business
Meyer’s personal focus in this new role is to
help Equinix meet the fast moving customer demands of an
increasingly "cloud first" world, as well as, identifying key
growth areas for the business and providing the resources
needed to incubate and vet them, all in line with the
company’s long-term strategy.
Having joined Equinix in 2010 as president of the Americas,
Meyers delivered outstanding results for the
company’s largest profit and loss. In 2013, he was
promoted to chief operating officer, where he oversaw global
sales, marketing, operations and client services. From this
point onwards his former operational responsibilities will fall
under 'common leadership’ and he will report
directly to CEO Steve Smith.
Commenting on the new appointment Smith said: "As Equinix
becomes an increasingly important and strategic partner to
businesses that are realigning their organisations to benefit
from the shift to digital, the addition of the new role of
president of strategy, services and innovation will enable
Equinix to prioritise the current and future needs of our
customers. With his deep understanding and proven track record
of growing our business, Charles is ideally positioned to take
the organisation into our next phase of growth as we
relentlessly focus on serving the needs of our customers."